Highlights


“He's always bringing ideas and creativity to the table. He has a very strong ability to develop solutions palatable to both sides."

"On the regulatory side, Koker Christensen is 'excellent' and co-heads the financial institutions practice alongside Robert McDowell – both are based in Toronto."

- Legal 500

Education

  • BA, 1995
    Simon Fraser University
  • JD, 2001
    University of Toronto

Year of Call/Admission

  • Ontario, 2002

Languages Spoken

  • English

Koker Christensen

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Koker Christensen is Co-Leader of the Firm’s Financial Institutions Group.

Koker’s practice focuses on advising banks, insurers, trust companies, credit unions, insurance agents/brokers and other financial service providers on mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, reinsurance transactions, corporate governance, distribution arrangements and a wide variety of corporate and regulatory matters. He also advises financial institutions on incorporation and licensing. Koker frequently deals with the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) and other financial institutions regulators.

In addition, Koker regularly advises on anti-money laundering requirements and has provided expert testimony regarding terrorist financing before the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Finance.

Additional Biographies

Honours and Awards

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2016 and 2017 for Financial Institutions
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2016 for Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Chambers Canada 2017 (Up and coming) for Insurance
  • Chambers Canada 2018 for Banking & Finance: Financial Services Regulation
  • Chambers Canada 2018 for Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory
  • Legal 500 Canada 2015-2017 for Banking and Finance
  • Who's Who Legal 100 2016 for Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Expert Guides 2016 for Insurance & Reinsurance

Membership/Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, Prosper Canada (2014)